GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Pre-Employment Background Check Duration Statistics

On average, pre-employment background checks take 1-3 business days to complete, but could range from a few hours to several weeks depending on the complexity of the check.

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"Employers in the finance sector take the longest (3-6 business days) to conduct background checks:"

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"96% of employers carry out at least one type of background check:"

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"16% of small businesses conduct employment background checks:"

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"Drug tests are part of the pre-employment screening process for 63% of employers:"

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"Approximately 78% of job applicants lie during the hiring process, necessitating thorough background checks:"

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"It may take up to 30 days to complete an international background check:"

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"Employers in the transportation industry take an average of just 1-2 business days to conduct background checks:"

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"Criminal background checks are conducted by 93% of employers:"

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"More than 10% of background checks reveal discrepancies:"

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"Around 31% of healthcare organizations conduct background checks after a job offer is accepted:"

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"85% of employers that conduct background checks do so to verify an applicant’s identity:"

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"In 10% of background checks, a serious red flag, such as a criminal record, is uncovered:"

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"After conducting a background check, 69% of employers have changed their minds about a candidate:"

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"Around 60% of companies perform credit checks as part of their pre-employment screening process:"

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"88% of employers reconsider candidates with misleading information on their resumes after conducting a background check:"

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"73% of companies conduct a background check during the interview process:"

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"It takes an average of 48-72 hours to complete a background check:"

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